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"The Iowa Collision Repair Association is committed to the future of the collision repair industry: to provide the leadership needed; raise the professional image of the individual and the industry; and develop new leaders to carry forward. Our goal is to educate, inform, and represent the Collision Repair Professional in all aspects of the industry."

Training Near You!

Click HERE to download a list of the I-CAR Training classes to be held at a location near you! Register now with one of three easy ways!   1. Online!  Visit www.i-car.com   2. Phone!  Call 1-800-422-7872   3.  Fax!   Complete the attached form    Continue Reading

Aluminum repair, legislative efforts and PartsTrader take center stage at ICRA event

  From l., ICRA Executive Director Janet Chaney moderated a panel consisting of Joe Arnold, Allison P. Fry, Mike Merrifield, Joel Armile, Jeremy Heidemann, and Pete Tagliapietra that discussed PartsTrader’s impact on the collision repair business. Denny Posekany (c.), sales representative for Arnold Motor Supply and the Iowa state chairman for I-CAR, is presented withContinue Reading

Midwest Auto Body Trade Show A Success

  The  Midwest Auto Body Trade Show, held March 20 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa  was a great success. The Future Is Now was the theme of this year’s industry day, and this show lived up to its name.    The day was jam packed , starting with the ICAR New Technology 2014 Class.    ICARContinue Reading

Midwest Autobody Trade Show Schedule

8:30-11:30 I-CAR New Technology  2014  (please pre-pay at www.i-car.com) 11:30  - 2:00  “There Is No Free Lunch” (please pay $30.00 on line at www.iowacra.com) 2:00 – 7:00  Midwest Auto Body  Trade Show  – FREE 65 Booths Education ‘Training In The Round’ (on the showroom floor  during the show)    I-CAR Wiring Harness  – Repair vsContinue Reading

Midwest Autobody Trade Show – March 20th

                                                                                                     Midwest Auto Body   Trade Show March 20 The theme of   the 4th Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is “The Future is Now.”   The show, sponsored by the Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA)Continue Reading

Aluminum is Here!

Ford Expands Use of High-Strength Steel and Aluminum on New F-150 Collision repair facility operators that thought investing in an aluminum repair capability was just for luxury vehicle specialists will be changing their opinion with the introduction of the new 2015 Ford F-150. Long rumored, Ford made it official yesterday, introducing the new F-150 atContinue Reading

Midwest Auto Body Trade Show

The Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is the largest and most comprehensive collision trade show in the Midwest. Auto body shop owners, auto body technicians, industry vendors, and collision repair leaders flock to this highly regarded annual event. Sponsored by ICRA, the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is open to the public. Learn more: visitContinue Reading

Arnold’s Body Shop Urges Safety Training- A Success Story

* KNOW THE SIGNS: Joe Arnold, vice president of Arnold’s Body Shop in Davenport, Iowa, is urging people to learn the symptoms of a stroke after his wife suffered a stroke on the day after Christmas. “She is only 39 years old and healthy,” Arnold posted on Facebook. “It can happen to anyone at anyContinue Reading

SCRS Press Release: “Insurer-Mandated Parts Procurement Discussion Rages On at CIC”

The SCRS recently released a recap of an animated open-mic discussion taking place at last week’s Collision Industry Conference between parties on both sides of the insurer-mandated parts procurement discussion. ICRA has posted the full release below for the benefit of it’s members. Insurer-Mandated Parts Procurement Discussion Rages on at CIC Collision repair industry membersContinue Reading

URG Issues Statement on Mandates

The United Recyclers Group (URG) Board of Managers are announcing their decision not to endorse the use of the online parts procurement tool developed by Parts Trader. According to a press release put out by the organization earlier this month, this stance is a “response to the recent announcement by State Farm Insurance mandating theContinue Reading

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
09/16/2014 - 09/19/2014
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
ICRA State Tour
All Day
Fall Meeting - Iowa City
All Day
Midwest Auto Body Trade Show
Iowa Collision Repair Association
114 NW 5th St, Ste 201
Ankeny, IA 50023-1742